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July 7, 2022
Infolettre de Jennifer Maccarone, députée de Westmount–Ville-Marie à l'Assemblée Nationale du Québec

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The Voice of Westmount–Saint-Louis

Mask mandate

It is no longer mandatory to wear a mask on public transport. The choice to wear a mask will remain at the discretion of each person.

However, wearing a mask remains mandatory in general and in specialized hospitals, CHSLDs (public and private), CLSCs, and medical clinics where a doctor, nurse or licensed practical nurse practices.

In addition, people who have had COVID-19 must wear a mask during any social interaction for at least five days following their isolation at home. Those living with someone with COVID-19 must also wear it for 10 days.

Second booster shot against COVID-19

The 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is available to all people aged 18 and over, and children aged 12 to 17 who are at high risk of complications from Covid-19. This booster dose should be given three months after the last dose was received.

We are aware that Westmount–Saint-Louis has a shortage of vaccination clinics and are in regular contact with our CIUSSS to resolve this issue.  

List of clinics to service our citizens

Décarie Square
6900 Décarie Boulevard

Open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am. to 6 pm. with appointment, and from 10 am. to 5:30 pm. without appointment; closed on Sundays

  • Pfizer vaccine for those aged 5-29.
  • Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for those aged 30+

The site will be open for vaccination registration and obtaining QR codes from Monday to Saturday from 10 am. to 6 pm.

Parc-Extension vaccination site
7101 Parc Avenue

Open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am. to 6 pm. with appointment, and from 10 am. to 5:30 pm. without appointment; closed on Sundays

  • Vaccination is available via walk-in or with an appointment for those aged 18 and over.
  • Pfizer vaccine for those aged 5-29. Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for those aged 30+

Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre vaccination site
5790 Côte-des-Neiges Road

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm

  • Pfizer – first, second and third dose, available with an appointment for those 12 and up

CLSC Sainte Catherine
66, rue Sainte-Catherine Est

Monday to Friday, from 9 am. to 3:30 pm.

**Please note that the above information is updated at 9:00 a.m. each morning, Monday through Friday. Click here for the most recent information.    

If you require assistance in scheduling your second booster dose, please do not hesitate to contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.

International Travel

Some countries require medical clearance or COVID-19 testing for travelers and nationals upon arrival. Please validate all entry requirements of your destination country.

Please also consult the Government of Canada’s COVID-19: Travel, Screening, Quarantine and Borders website for all travel outside Canada.

Proof of vaccination

Our office can assist you in obtaining your new proof of vaccination which includes your second booster dose. You can contact us between 8:30 am. and 4:30 pm. from Monday to Friday at 514-395-2929.

Recent activities in Westmount-Saint-Louis

Autism Speaks:

It was an honour for me to participate in and to speak at the Autism Speaks Canada – Montreal walk on June 12, with the families and loved ones of those living with autism.

One in 64 Quebecers is diagnosed with autism. We need better programs, services, diagnostics and integration for these citizens. People living with autism have their place in our daycares, our schools, in the job market and it is high time to see beyond the label.

It is also a privilege for me to be the first elected official in Canada to bear the title of spokesperson for people with autism or a handicap. This is a cause close to my heart and you can be sure that I will continue defending it every day in the National Assembly.

National Assembly Medal Ceremony

I also had the pleasure of presenting the medal of the National Assembly of Quebec to Mr. Carlos Godoy and to the staff of Place Kensington. This medal is awarded in recognition of efforts that go above and beyond in support of our community, both in regards to diversity and inclusion, and support to our seniors. Thank you for your work and congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!

National Pride Month

This month is National Pride Month! Let’s take a moment to look at how far we’ve come and what work we still need to accomplish as lawmakers for the betterment of the LGBTQI2 community.

Family Day Westmount:

I had the pleasure to chat with many of you during Westmount Family Day! I hope to do many more activities like this in the coming weeks to meet the citizens of the riding, and I hope to see you all at the next event!

Certificate and medals for the students
and staff of Westmount—Saint-Louis 

Over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of visiting schools in our riding to present the deserving students and staff with certificates of excellence and a special medal from the National Assembly. Among the schools visited in the past weeks are Roslyn Elementary School and FACE school. A big thank you to the staff and parents, and a big congratulations to the deserving students.

My work at the National Assembly

La session parlementaire est maintenant terminée. Voici un extrait des différents projets de loi qui ont été adopté dans les dernières semaines :

Committee on Culture and Education

  • Bill 9: An Act respecting the National Student Ombudsman

Parent and student complaints may now be studied by an independent ombudsman under the guidance of a national student ombudsman.

  • Bill 96: An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec

This bill will have a significant impact on Anglophone and Allophone communities in Quebec with respect to health care, education and the economy. Rest assured that despite the adoption of the bill, we will continue to fight for the rights and freedoms of ALL Quebecers. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this bill, please do not hesitate to contact my office and I will be happy to discuss it further with you.

  • Bill 32: An Act respecting academic freedom in the university sector

Bill 32 imposes rules and regulations on universities to protect freedom of education. The bill requires universities to establish a policy on academic freedom and to create a council in each institution with the mandate to monitor the application of this policy.

Committee on Health and Social Services

  • Bill 15: An Act to amend the Youth Protection Act and other legislative provisions

Bill 15 represents a major reform of youth protection services where the interests of the child take precedence over those of the parents or the biological family. The purpose of this law is to offer children a permanent and stable living environment, even if it is outside the family framework.

  • Bill 38: An Act to amend the Act respecting end-of-life care and other legislative provisions

Bill 38 specifically addressed the framework of anticipated requests for medical assistance in dying. After several days of the article-by article study of the bill in parliamentary committee, it was impossible to pass legislation on such a legally complex and sensitive issue, with so little time left in the session. We are committed to continuing the work during the next parliamentary session.

Committee on Institutions

  • Bill 2: An Act respecting family law reform with regard to filiation and amending the Civil Code in relation to personality rights and civil status

This bill will allow citizens to select either M, F, or X on all civil documents, and introduces the option of “parent” to that of “mother” and “father”. PL2 addresses other issues, including the number of first names on official documents, the presumption of paternity for common-law partners, information disclosed to adopted children, the rights of children growing up in abusive homes, and issues of parental authority in cases of abuse and forfeiture of parental authority. However, in order to pass this reform before the end of the session, the bill had to be split to exclude the portion of the reform concerning surrogate motherhood and filiation.

  • Private Members’ Bill 204: An Act respecting La Maison-Alcan and the Complexe-de-La-Maison-Alcan heritage site

I had the pleasure of tabling in the National Assembly of Quebec a private member bill concerning Maison Alcan and the heritage site of Complexe-de-la-Maison-Alcan. The bill was intended to validate the deed of sale of Maison Alcan between the seller Rio-Tinto and the buyer Nacla. This deed of sale was tainted with irregularities which would have the effect of rendering the sale null and void. Given the major consequences that this could entail, we tabled a private bill to correct the irregularities in the deed of sale and confirm its validity.

  • Bill 34, An Act to improve access to justice by enhancing the availability of free or low-cost legal services

The bill specifies that only fees or charges that, in the aggregate, do not exceed a moderate cost may be charged for professional activities performed within such a legal entity.

Commission on Public Finance

  • Bill 37: An Act to amend various legislative provisions mainly with respect to housing

This reform grants a right of first refusal to all RCMs, as well as certain municipal organizations, to acquire a building or land in priority and therefore preserve our existing social and affordable housing.

Committee on Health and Social Services

  • Bill 28, An Act to end the state of health emergency while providing for the continuation of transitional measures necessary to protect the health of the population

The bill stipulates that the measures provided for by orders of the Minister of Health and Social Services made under the Public Health Act and in force at the time of the end of the state of health emergency shall remain in force until December 31, 2022.

Kitchen Table Discussions

Want to meet with me? Whether it’s about Bill 2, Bill 96, other parliamentary work in progress, or simply your ideas for Westmount—Saint-Louis, I’m at your disposal.

I would be happy to participate in Kitchen Table meetings with you and a small group of your friends or family (between 10-15 people) to answer your questions and concerns at a place of your choosing or my riding office!

Please email or call 514.395.2929 for more information.


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